KIJEHS is published twice a year in January and December, both online and hardcopy. Manuscripts can be submitted in Turkish or English. All manuscripts submitted for publication are subjected to a meticulous peer review, based on an initial editor assessment -regarding format of the manuscript, originality of the study, language used- and then to a blind review process by at least two anonymous reviewers.
The reviewers are usually chosen from either the Editorial Board, or the Reviewers Panel. Typically, the editor will seek reviewers’ feedback before considering the submission for publication. In that case, the editor waits until he/she receives all reviewer comments on the submission. The editor then sends an e-mail, including a decision, directly to the submitter. Editorial Board is the only authority to enable the communication between the author(s) and the manuscript reviewers.
Editors, authors and reviewers are required to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer review process on submitted manuscripts. Unless otherwise declared as a part of open peer review, the peer review process is confidential and conducted anonymously; identities of reviewers are not released. Reviewers must maintain confidentiality of manuscripts. If a reviewer wishes to seek advice from colleagues while assessing a manuscript, the reviewer must consult with the editor and should ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that the names of any such colleagues are provided to the journal with the final report. Regardless of whether a submitted manuscript is eventually published, correspondence with the journal, referees' reports and other confidential material must not be published, disclosed or otherwise publicised without prior written consent. Reviewers should be aware that it is our policy to keep their names confidential and that we do our utmost to ensure this confidentiality. We cannot, however, guarantee to maintain this confidentiality in the face of a successful legal action to disclose identity.
KIJEHS reserves the right to contact funders, regulatory bodies, journals and the authors’ institutions in cases of suspected research or publishing misconduct.